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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman reunion at New York Comic Con!
The ABC series — which ran from 1993-1997 — is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and stars Teri Hatcher (Lois) and Dean Cain (Clark/Superman) admitted they’d be open to revisiting the characters.
A fan brought up the potential of them appearing as Lois and Clark in The CW’s Arrowverse (though they both have appeared on Supergirl as different characters, the shows have established alternate timelines and universes), and Hatcher enthusiastically said she’d be up for it. “Of course,” she said. “That would be amazing,”
“I think it needs more than an episode,” Cain added. “I would love to see what Lois and Clark are up to [now]. The possibilities are endless.”
The original series ended on a cliffhanger, as a mysterious child was dropped off at the married couple’s door. Both actors said they had given serious thought about what came next.
“I could see the baby having been a Kryptonian child and they had to go back,” Cain said. “I could see them having a couple of Krypto-Earth kids. … I think Lois Lane is probably mayor of Metropolis, running stuff. Clark is still pushing paper and pencil, chasing stories.”
Hatcher admitted her take was a little darker than Cain’s, as she thought the duo would have a child who had inherited Clark’s powers — which would have in turn drained Clark.
“I thought maybe as the kid was getting older, he’s struggling with trying to figure out what to do with his powers, and [Clark] would have to get his powers back,” she said. “And then, I was mostly thinking about a marriage where you stay together [despite the struggles]. When [Clark] didn’t have powers and Lois was working, it was emasculating and struggling … but once the kid is out of the picture, Lois and Clark have to figure out do we stay married?”
With reboots and revivals all the rage (and the original series now streaming on DC Universe), Hatcher shared they have actually taken steps to see if the show could get a second life. “I got as far as some people at Warner Bros.,” she said. “It’s a complicated sell because they have their own plan for the superheroes [and where Superman fits in].”
“Maybe that’s why Marvel is kicking their butts in the movies these days,” Cain joked.
Even if the show doesn’t return, Hatcher and Cain praised it for being ahead of its time, even down to Lois getting top billing in the title. “What it meant to me was not the billing order, but what they were going to put first and foremost was the romance and the relationship,” Hatcher said. “I thought that was an exciting new way to tell the story. … I think at the time, that’s what audiences responded to. That’s what I responded to.”
“Nowadays, it would be seen as a progressive [decision],” Cain added. “It’s stating a fact. Lois, she drove the episodes. I think it was a testament to advance thinking.”
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